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Still confused about what an NVQ Level 3 is equal to? Or what’s similar to a Foundation Degree? Don’t worry, our comparison chart explains how each qualification type matches up. You can use it to plan your route through education and towards employment.

If you have any questions, talk to Student Services.

Course Comparison Chart

Did you Know..?

  • If you complete a Level 2 Diploma this is equal to five GCSEs grade A-C.
  • If you haven't already got a GCSE in maths and English then you have another chance - there will be space in your timetable to work towards these qualifications.
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English are equal to a C Grade or above at GCSE.
  • If you complete a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma with three Distinctions this is worth 144 UCAS points.



Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.